'Porgy' and Music's Racial Politics

May 9, 2010

Since the checkered performance history of ''Porgy and Bess'' runs parallel to the civil rights movement, it may provide a telling diagnostic on the covert racial politics of the classical-music world. Cori Ellison, New York City Opera's dramaturge, looks at this issue in a New York Times article.


Photo courtesy of Washington National Opera.

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